Applying to the Program

How to Apply:

  1. Complete a Western Graduate Application
  2. Complete an Education Department Application in Tk20 For detailed instructions on creating a Tk20 account, see the box below.
  3. For a list of admissions requirements, please refer to the Checklist for Teacher Candidates, the Checklist for Principal Candidates, or  Checklist for Foreign Applicants.

Contact with questions.

Important Dates and Notes about your Application

  • Fingerprints may take up to 14 weeks to clear. Plan ahead!​
  • Applications are accepted until July 15th. If you need an emergency Alternative Licensure program after this date, please contact the Education Department.
  • Provisional acceptance will be made when an applicant is awaiting test results or fingerprints to process

What to expect after you apply

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You can expect to hear from Western 1-2 weeks after all of your application materials have been received.


Getting Started in Tk20
First, you will need to create a free account in Tk20.  To do so:
1. Follow the link to the Education Department Application in Tk20
2. Select the link: "Click here to create your account."
3. Complete the required fields (*) Name, Email Address, Password, Security Question.
4. Type in the word as directed; then select "Create My Account."
5. Once you have created your account, your username will automatically populate in the username field.
6. Enter your password and select "Login."
For questions about using Tk20, contact 970-943-2030 or